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Marina Cantina

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Mexican, Bar, Seafood
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5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
850.249.5500
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant...
Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant. You won't find the typical fare that you would find at your local joint. What you will find is a modern take on Mexican and Latin street food bursting with flavor and made with the freshest of ingredients. Enjoy expansive views of the Marina while dining inside or outside. Our Tequila Bar offers one of the largest selections in the Panhandle, featuring over 160 Tequilas from around the world. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-6pm daily for half priced beer, wine, sangria, $5 house margaritas, and $5 select appetizers. Every Friday night is Latin Night playing the best Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton, Top 40 and more. Serving Free Margaritas form 9pm-10pm. Have a special event coming up? Ask us about our catering options. Let Marina Cantina develop a menu that will both satisfy and delight your guests. You can find it all at Marina Cantina, stunning views, dancing, karaoke, live music, tequila tasting and more! So don't miss out and join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour today.
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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
German Guy with Polish Wife

We looked this up on Trip Adviser And decided to try it for a late lunch early afternoon happy hour. The waitress was great fun, as my wife quizzed her on the Happy Hour specials. She told us that the Calimare was done fresh when ordered and that at Five dollars per appetizer you could make a nice... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Kenneth S
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We looked this up on Trip Adviser And decided to try it for a late lunch early afternoon happy hour. The waitress was great fun, as my wife quizzed her on the Happy Hour specials. She told us that the Calimare was done fresh when ordered and that at Five dollars per appetizer you could make a nice meal with... More 

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Brownsboro, Alabama
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and had a pleasant visit. Shay thank you for great service. Kind of plain inside, but There is an awesome view. Our food was very good and they had a nice beer selection and sounds like good happy hour deals. We will be back!

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're so glad you were able to hang out with us and enjoy the view! Thanks for stopping in. Hopefully you'll come by again next time you're in town. Until then, Jeff, Owner More 

Orillia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This restaurant well situated by a marina, has daily specials also early bird specials at the same time as happy hour which ends at 6 pm. which makes it a good deal for early diners. Saturdays have a great special, which includes half price on any bottle of wine on the wine list. Having said that although the majority of... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear that you haven't had consistently wonderful experiences with us, John. We want to wow you every time you come in. It sounds like you caught us on a couple of bad days. There's no excuse for poor food or service, but I hope you give us another chance to change your mind. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

My sis'n-law purchased 4 Groupon for this restaurant when we started planning this trip.Unable to go,she insisted we use the Groupon since the chance of our returning as a group planted in Dallas,Nashville,and Tulsa is only wishful thinking. She forwarded the groupons,but the waitress informed us she would need to see the purchaser's account in order to mark as redeemed.... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so sorry for any inconvenience our policy caused you. I can see how this would be frustrating, but our servers are given explicit instructions about those rules, since otherwise Groupon can get a bit confusing. I apologize for the difficulty, and I hope you enjoyed your meal otherwise. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

Marble Falls, Texas
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Neat little mexican joint just over the bridge next to panama city rv resort. $5 margaritas ( really good) from 3-6 as well as appetizers -- 3 cheese queso and chips and salsa were a hit. The menu was diversified with both mexican and seafood specialties and you can see the boats come in with fresh catch daily

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're so glad you decided to stop by on your vacation, Pam! It's always good to hear that you were able to enjoy some margaritas and queso. Hopefully you'll come by again next time you're in town. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

florida
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went for lunch to take in the view. The food was ok. Good, but not very good. Would give it 3.5 stars if there were a middle ground. Had the mango salad with steak. Flavorful, but the steak was tough. Ok if you want mexican fare or a water view, but wouldn't go out of my way to get there.

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

Well, this certainly isn't what we like to hear. While we're glad you enjoyed the view, we want you to be excited about your experience from the moment you walk in the door. Hopefully you come back and visit again sometime -- we'd love a chance to leave a better impression. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

Waynesville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We recently had lunch at Marina Cantina. The Restaurant is very big with huge views of the marina. Our waitress, Courtney, was very pleasant, and could make a very good Mojito!! I had Dos Tacos (pork) - You could choose from chicken, steak, or pork...not traditional hamburg. They were very generous, with toppings on side along with beans & rice...whole... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

It sounds like you made several excellent choices while you were here, Donna! The pork tacos are one of my favorites. We're so glad you both had a good time. Hopefully we'll see you again next time you're in town. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

Waynesville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Website/Menu: http://www.marinacantinapcb.com/ Phone: 850.249.5500 Marina Cantina is just behind Captain Anderson's Seafood Restaurant parking lot, on the lagoon at Panama City Beach (PCB). You drive beside Captn. Anderson's to the back at the lagoon and docks to get to Cantina Marina. Marina Cantina does not serve your typical, fast-food, Mexican fare. Check out the menu at their website shown above.... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're so glad you and your wife decided to stop in for lunch! It sounds like you made several wonderful decisions -- you can't lose with mojitos and carne asada! We hope to see you both again next time you're in PCB. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Food fantastic for the value. Noise. Service excellent. Cold in restraint for customers for this time of year.

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you had a fun dinner with us, Kelli! I'm sorry if it was cold while you were here -- we want you to be comfortable from the moment you walk in the door. We hope to see you again very soon. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

Burleson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food was ok, Poorly organized. We sat in the for 45 minutes before anyone asked if we wanted to eat in the bar. We came to eat the buffet, seems pretty simple way to eat when they we so messed up. I went and got a plate for the buffet and took silverware from one of the 20 tables... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

I'm so disappointed to hear about your experience. While we can get busy at times, that's no excuse for an inconvenient meal. I hope you'll give us another chance -- we know we can do better than that. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: 850.249.5500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Seafood

Description

Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant. You won't find the typical fare that you would find at your local joint. What you will find is a modern take on Mexican and Latin street food bursting with flavor and made with the freshest of ingredients. Enjoy expansive views of the Marina while dining inside or outside. Our Tequila Bar offers one of the largest selections in the Panhandle, featuring over 160 Tequilas from around the world. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-6pm daily for half priced beer, wine, sangria, $5 house margaritas, and $5 select appetizers. Every Friday night is Latin Night playing the best Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton, Top 40 and more. Serving Free Margaritas form 9pm-10pm. Have a special event coming up? Ask us about our catering options. Let Marina Cantina develop a menu that will both satisfy and delight your guests. You can find it all at Marina Cantina, stunning views, dancing, karaoke, live music, tequila tasting and more! So don't miss out and join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour today.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?